Working with good people doing good things

Our Mahi

We love to gather meaningful insights, discover and reveal new opportunities, remove challenges and barriers, and provide solutions that achieve positive impact for our communities.

Our solutions come with knowledge and wisdom accumulated through our time in both commercial and community sectors, and through the sharing of expertise from our incredible network of collaborators.

Our Clients

Ministry of Health
Depot Artspace
Creative NZ
Counties Manukau Health
Ministry for Pacific Peoples
North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence
Foundation North
Pacific Business Trust
Revolution Creative
Alliance Health
ASB Polyfest
Grace Foundation
The Key to Life Charitable Trust
Penina Trust
Māori & Pasifika Trades Training
Leadership New Zealand
Village Collective
Sentient PPM
The Catalyst Collective
Cognition Education Group
HLC – Homes. Land. Community
Centre for Pacific Languages
We are passionate about working with organisations and people who share our kaupapa, purpose and drive and want to create opportunities for the wellbeing of all people. Our work spans many sectors and landscapes and interconnects all of our thinking to share with others.


Our objective is to facilitate the creation of an economy of meaning that supports our shared origins and future. Our mission is to help our people re-imagine, create and realise a future that has previously been aspirational.

Connectivity and collective wellbeing is key for our communities. We know that meaning comes from enhancing ways of being that reflect the interconnectedness of things. Our journey is to develop the systems that support and build the economies of human relationships. To nurture and celebrate the positive connections and energies between people and planet that encourage balance and wellbeing.

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Creative Sector

We are part of a movement to reframe the story of Aotearoa to reveal the interconnectivity of our environment, mana whenua, creative identity and activity and highlight the unique offering our creative sector has locally and globally. Oyster Workshop possesses a significant body of work in commercial capability building, programme design, development and delivery specialising in commercial essentials and internationalisation for Polynesian creatives which includes cultural sector creative offerings.

Our work in the creative sector has been refined over the past 4years and has been tested, scaled and independently evaluated by a Pacific academic team from the University of Auckland. Oyster Workshop's work has also been informed by their considerable research on the creative sector in Aotearoa and internationally.


The Oyster Foundation is our charitable arm. The purpose of the Oyster Foundation is to undertake activities which support the attainment of equity and economic empowerment for Pacific, Māori women, youth and families in a manner that recognizes and values the interconnection between all living things including the natural environment.

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Sarah: +64 21 855 270

Kim: +64 21 706 224

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